Website pioneers around the world.

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World Wide Web.

First established to help scientists in universities and research institutes to easily share data and ideas on December 20, 1990, the very first website in the world went live in CERN a leading physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland where Berners-Lee the founder worked.

Over 20 years later, a billion active websites have been rolled out, though different standards set for today’s websites as opposed to the early sites that were simple and showed just text links.

Yahoo.

Tech companies like Yahoo were early adopters. Established in 1994, it quickly became one of the web’s most popular sites. With services; Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo news, Yahoo finance, advertising, answers and groups offered to the audience, the platform serves roughly 700 million individuals around the world.

With EBAY established a year later by Pierre Omidyar first put up as an AuctionWeb. Over the time, the site has begun to display categories and specific auctions and has been followed by many other shopping sites.

IMDb.

Before the Web, people posted on Usenets, which were discussion communities on the internet.

Now among the largest source for news in Hollywood,  IMDb started off as a Usenet .The website established in September 1993 became the first to launch focusing  on movies.

FogCam

Though not the first webcam to be established, the site claims to be the oldest webcam still in operation first started in 1994 by Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong who were studying at San Fransisco state university in a quest to give outsiders an idea of what it’s like to be a student at the university.

Stanford University.

Stanford played a big role in the early development of the internet, including hosting the first web server in North America. The varsity’s computer science department started to develop websites in 1993 and three years later individuals were assigned to manage the campu’s homepage.

CNN.

Having established in 1995, CNN was the first to cover the 1996 presidential election on internet news sites. The coverage took the site to a different level and it was tremendously on demand.

World Wide Web.

First established to help scientists in universities and research institutes to easily share data and ideas on December 20, 1990, the very first website in the world went live in CERN a leading physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland where Berners-Lee the founder worked.

Over 20 years later, a billion active websites have been rolled out, though different standards set for today’s websites as opposed to the early sites that were simple and showed just text links.

Yahoo.

Tech companies like Yahoo were early adopters. Established in 1994, it quickly became one of the web’s most popular sites. With services; Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo news, Yahoo finance, advertising, answers and groups offered to the audience, the platform serves roughly 700 million individuals around the world.

With EBAY established a year later by Pierre Omidyar first put up as an AuctionWeb. Over the time, the site has begun to display categories and specific auctions and has been followed by many other shopping sites.

IMDb.

Before the Web, people posted on Usenets, which were discussion communities on the internet.

Now among the largest source for news in Hollywood,  IMDb started off as a Usenet .The website established in September 1993 became the first to launch focusing  on movies.

FogCam

Though not the first webcam to be established, the site claims to be the oldest webcam still in operation first started in 1994 by Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong who were studying at San Fransisco state university in a quest to give outsiders an idea of what it’s like to be a student at the university.

Stanford University.

Stanford played a big role in the early development of the internet, including hosting the first web server in North America. The varsity’s computer science department started to develop websites in 1993 and three years later individuals were assigned to manage the campu’s homepage.

CNN.

Having established in 1995, CNN was the first to cover the 1996 presidential election on internet news sites. The coverage took the site to a different level and it was tremendously on demand.

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Winfred Kuria
Winfred Kuria is a self-constituted web content writer in charge of Tech News and Events Publicity at Kachwanya.com. She will communicate in the simplest way possible with an aim of changing the world one mind at a time.
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